These two are from the middle of the country, have worked and lived in Montana and are currently in graduate school in Pennsylvania. They are hoping to return to the west after graduation and their wedding next winter. They arranged to spend a spring break in Washington, exploring and considering employment opportunities. And while they were here, I got together with them to make engagement photos!
They described themselves as being very outdoorsy, loving to camp and hike in the mountains with their big dog. They didn’t mind that we are experiencing a late, cold spring. When we talked, months ago, I assured them that wildflowers would be blooming and spring would be well on its way. Instead, winter has barely left us and there are still occasional snow patches and muddy sections on the trails. In the Sun Mountain gardens, tiny spring bulbs were beginning to bloom. The beaver pond still had a bit of ice! They didn’t mind. They were so happy to be here surrounded by mountains and pine trees and fresh air.
Thanks for sharing a bit of your story with me. It was a delightful afternoon.